Today football score : Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has no regrets about not playing Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton.

Sven Gunnar Solskjaer started Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial at Old Trafford; Cristiano Ronaldo was selected on the bench in a Premier League game for United for the first time since May 2007; Andros Townsend equalised Martial’s opening in a 1-1 draw.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he has no regrets about not playing Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton, leaving his team with only two victories in six games.

At Old Trafford, Solskjaer went with Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial, the first time Ronaldo had been placed on the bench in a Premier League game for United since May 2007, stating the players needed a rest after their “physically and emotionally” exhausting 2-1 win over Villarreal on Wednesday.

The choice appeared to be vindicated when Martial gave United the lead shortly before halftime, but despite putting on Ronaldo before the hour mark, Everton scored on the breakaway to send United into the international break in poor form.

At full-time, Ronaldo was obviously furious, heading straight down the tunnel while muttering to himself.

When asked after the game if he regretted not including Ronaldo, Solskjaer replied, “No.” You make judgments over the course of a long, long season; you have to manage the players’ workload, and the one I made was proper.

“Anthony Martial performed admirably and scored a good goal.” Edinson [Cavani] needed minutes and had a chance to score. We must make such judgments at the appropriate moment.”

After Bruno Fernandes’ poor corner was cleared, United midfielder Fred had two chances on the touchline to reclaim the ball from Demarai Gray before Everton raced away and scored. According to Solskjaer, the problem should have been addressed sooner.

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